The entangled legacies of Jeru The Damaja and the late Guru need no introduction. As a seminal part of the Gang Starr regime, The Brooklyn emcee was first featured on the Daily Operation classic, “I’m The Man”, before stepping out with his DJ Premier-helmed gem, “Come Clean,” in 1993.
In ’94, Jeru put out one of hip-hop’s most cherished albums in The Sun Rises In The East, earning him a spot in the hearts of critics and underground heads alike, cementing a legacy as one of the best to ever do it. But it’s those years just before he became the man that are still very much shrouded in mystery. Today, the self-proclaimed Prophet clued us into his early-90s output with the release of his Dirty Rotten Demos, which here produced by Guru and recorded between 1991 and 1992. And best of all, all three of the tracks are available for you to stream for free down below ahead of the tape’s official vinyl release on February 15th. Pre-order the Dirty Rotten Demos on vinyl today and stream the full release below.
Feb 11 @ Los Globos – Los Angeles, CA
Feb 13 @ Brick & Mortar – San Francisco, CA
Apr 15 @ O2 ABC 2 Glasgow – Glasgow, United Kingdom